Joe Sinnott at the 2008 New York Comic Convention. The New York Comic Con held annually in New York City is a convention dedicated to comics graphic novels anime manga video games toys movies and television
|Born||October 16, 1926|
Saugerties, New York
|Notable works||The Fantastic Four|
|Awards||Alley Awards for Best Inking Artist for 1967 & 1968|
Joe Sinnott (born October 16, 1926, Saugerties, New York, United States) is an American comic book artist. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Saugerties is a Town in Ulster County, New York, USA. The population was 19868 at the 2000 census The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Events 456 - Magister militum Ricimer defeats the Emperor Avitus at Piacenza and becomes master of the western Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Saugerties is a Town in Ulster County, New York, USA. The population was 19868 at the 2000 census The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A comic book (often shortened to simply comic and sometimes called a comic paper or comic magazine) is a Magazine or Book of narrative Working primarily as an inker, Sinnott is best-known for his long stint on Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four, from 1965 to 1981 (with a brief return in the late 1980s), initially over the pencils of industry legend Jack Kirby. The inker is one of the two line artists in a traditional Comic book, or Graphic novel. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc The Fantastic Four is a fictional Superhero team appearing in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. Jack Kirby (born Jacob Kurtzberg, August 28, 1917 &ndash February 6, 1994) was an American Comic book Years before, he had inked Kirby's Fantastic Four #5, the issue introducing Dr. Doom, plus a science fiction monster story in Strange Tales #95. Dr Doom redirects here For other uses see Dr Doom (disambiguation.
During his fifty-plus years as a Marvel freelancer and then salaried artist working from home, Sinnott inked virtually every major title, with notable runs on The Avengers, The Defenders and The Mighty Thor. The Avengers is a team of fictional Superhero characters in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. The Defenders is a name of a number of Marvel Comics Superhero group — usually presented as a "non-team" of individualistic "outsiders" each Thor is a Fictional character that appears in Comic books published by Marvel Comics. His smooth, slick inking style has influenced such artists as Terry Austin and P. Craig Russell, although there was at times criticism that it tended to smother the individuality of some pencillers. Terry Austin (b August 23, 1952) is an American Comic book Artist, working primarily as an Inker. Philip Craig Russell (b October 30, 1951 in Wellsville Ohio) also known as P This was particularly raised with artist Bill Sienkiewicz's short run on Fantastic Four. Boleslav (William Felix Robert Sienkiewicz ( IPA: 'kɛvɪʧ Polish 'kjeviʧ born May 3, 1958, Blakely, Pennsylvania Sinnott is credited with influencing what would become a Kirby trademark, the heavily inked cosmic bursts eventually known as "Kirby Krackles". Kirby dots (sometimes Kirby Krackle) are an artistic convention in Superhero and Science fiction Comic books and similar Illustrations
One of seven children to Edward and Catherine McGraw Sinnott (Frank, Leonard, Anne, Edward, and two who predeceased him, Jack and Richard), Joe Sinnott grew up in a boarding house that catered primarily to schoolteachers , some of whom inspired in the young Sinnott a love of drawing. In high school, he took what few art classes were offered and became editor of the yearbook and of the school newspaper, the Ulsterette. High school is the name used in some parts of the world (in particular Scotland, North America and Australia) to describe an institution Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media A yearbook, also known as an annual is a book to record highlight and commemorate the past year of a School or a book published annually
Sinnott entered the United States Navy, and was part of the Seabees in Okinawa during World War II. The Seabees are the Construction Battalions of the United States Navy. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including He was discharged in 1946 at age 19, and after working two-and-a-half years in a cement plant's rock quarry, began to pursue illustration as a career. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In 1948, he was accepted into the Cartoonists and Illustrators School (now the School of Visual Arts) in New York City, attending on the GI Bill. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The School of Visual Arts ( SVA) is an Art school in Manhattan New York City and is one of the nation's leading independent Colleges of art and The School of Visual Arts ( SVA) is an Art school in Manhattan New York City and is one of the nation's leading independent Colleges of art and The City of New York The GI Bill (officially titled Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 PL346 58 Statutes at Large 284 provided for college or vocational education for returning
There, school co-founder Burne Hogarth suggested that Sinnott's style might be suitable for comic books, and teacher Tom Gill asked Sinnott to be his assistant on Gill's freelance comics work. Burne Hogarth ( December 25, 1911 - January 28, 1996) was an American Cartoonist illustrator educator author and theoretician Tom Gill (born May 1913 Brooklyn, New York City New York; died October 17, 2005, Croton-on-Hudson, New York is an American With classmate Norman Steinberg, Sinnott spent nine months drawing backgrounds and incidentals on, initially, Gill's Western-movie tie-in comics for Dell Comics. The Western is a fiction Genre seen in Film, Television, Radio, Literature, Painting and other Visual arts. Dell Comics was the Comic book publishing arm of Dell Publishing, which got its start in Pulp magazines. "Tom was paying us very well," Sinnott recalled. "I was still attending school and worked for Tom at nights and [on] weekends. . . . He was mainly drawing Westerns, like Red Warrior and Apache Kid for Stan Lee", editor-in-chief of the successive companies, Timely and Atlas, that became Marvel Comics. The Western is a fiction Genre seen in Film, Television, Radio, Literature, Painting and other Visual arts. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters Timely Comics is the 1940s Comic book Publishing company that would evolve into first Atlas Comics, and then Marvel Comics Atlas Comics is the 1950s Comic book Publishing company that would evolve into Marvel Comics. Marvel Comics is an American comic book company owned by Marvel Publishing Inc "I have to give all the credit to Tom for giving me my start in comics". 
Sinnott's first solo professional art job was the backup feature "Trudy" or "Trudi" (sources differ) in the St. John Publications humor comic Mopsy #12 (Sept. St John Publications was an American publisher of magazines and comic books 1950). Later, during a two-week school vacation in 1950, he married his fiancée Betty, with whom he celebrated their 55th anniversary in 2005.
Branching out professionally, Sinnot met with Lee, who assigned him a three-page Western filler, "The Man Who Wouldn't Die", the first of a multitude of stories in many genres Sinnot would draw for Timely/Atlas.
"I used to go up [to the office, at the Empire State Building] and sit in a little reading room with four or five other artists. It got so that every week I went up, the same guys would be in the room. Bob Powell, Gene Colan, people like that. Bob Powell né Stanislav (Stanley Robert Pawlowski ( October 6, 1916, Buffalo New York, United States – October 1, Eugene "Gene" Colan (born September 1, 1926) is an American comic book artist. I got to talking to them. Syd Shores was [freelancing] there, too. Sydney Shores ( September 4, 1913 - June 3, 1973) was an American Comic book Artist known for his work on " The pattern, Sinnott recalled, was for assistant art director Bob Brown to call each in turn to meet with Lee for "maybe ten or fifteen minutes. Bob Brown (died 1977 was an American Comic book Artist with an extensive career from the early 1940s through the 1970s . . . There'd be a stack of scripts on the left side of his desk, typed on legal yellow paper. He'd take one off the top and didn't know what he'd be handing you. It could be a war story or a Western or anything. You took it home and were expected to do a professional job on it"
During a 1957 economic retrenchment when Atlas let go of most of its staff and freelancers, Sinnott found other work in the six months before the company called him back. Like other freelancers there, he had taken sporadic cuts in his page-rate even before the company implosion. "I was up to $46 a page for pencils and inks. and that was a good rate in 1956, when the decline started. I was down to $21 a page when Atlas stopped hiring me". 
He began doing such commercial art as billboards and record covers, ghosting for some DC Comics artists, and a job for Classics Illustrated comics. Commercial art is a subsector of Creative services, and refers to Art created for commercial purposes primarily Advertising. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company Classics Illustrated is a comic book series featuring adaptations of literary classics such as Moby Dick, Hamlet, and The A friend at Watson-Guptill Publications connected him with a writer with whom Sinnot collaborated on an unsold Navy-frogman comic strip. A frogman is someone who is trained to dive or swim in a military capacity often in combat A comic strip is a sequence of drawings that tells a story Currently in the Western world, most comic strips are written and drawn by a Comics artist Former EC Comics artist Jack Kamen, now the art director of Harwyn Publishing's 12-volume, 1958 Harwyn Picture Encyclopedia for children, had Sinnott join a roster of contributors that included such celebrated EC artists as Reed Crandall, Bill Elder, George Evans, Angelo Torres and Wally Wood. Entertaining Comics, more commonly known as EC Comics, was an American Publisher of Comic books specializing in Crime fiction, Jack Kamen ( May 29, 1920 – August 5, 2008) was an Illustrator from Brooklyn New York. The term art director is a blanket title for a variety of similar job functions in Advertising, Publishing, film and Television, the Internet Reed Crandall ( February 22, 1917 &ndash September 13, 1982) was an American Illustrator and Penciller of William "Will" Elder ( September 22, 1921 – May 15, 2008) was an American Illustrator and Comic book artist George Evans may refer to George Evans (comics (1920&ndash2001 comic book artist George Evans (singer (1963&ndash) Award winning Angelo Torres is an American cartoonist and caricaturist whose work has appeared in many comic books as well as a long-running regular slot in MAD Magazine Wallace Allan Wood ( June 17, 1927, Menahga Minnesota – November 2, 1981, Los Angeles California) was an American Sinnot also began a long association with publisher George Pflaum's Treasure Chest, a Catholic-oriented comic book distributed in parochial schools. This is an article about the comic book series For other uses see Treasure Chest (disambiguation Treasure Chest (full name Parochial school is one term used (particularly in the United States) to describe a school that engages in Religious education in addition to conventional Education With Bob Wischmeyer, a Treasure Chest writer-editor, Sinnott collaborated on an unsold college-athlete comic strip Johnny Hawk, All American). A comic strip is a sequence of drawings that tells a story Currently in the Western world, most comic strips are written and drawn by a Comics artist
Sinnott went into semi-retirement in the early 1990s but continues to ink The Amazing Spider-Man Sunday strip, do recreations of comics covers and commissioned artwork. The Amazing Spider-Man is the name of several media Presentations which feature the Marvel Comics Superhero Spider-Man, See also Comic strip A Sunday strip is a Newspaper Comic strip format where comic strips are printed in the Sunday newspaper usually in a Sinnott is a lifelong history buff, focusing on American history.
He and his wife's progeny are children Joe Jr. , Linda (deceased), Kathy, and Mark; grandchildren Chris, Malissa, Erin, and Trevor; and great-grandson Bernard Vincent.
Sinnott won the 1967 and 1968 Alley Awards for Best Inking Artist.
Joe Sinnott on the Atlas Comics "implosion": "Stan [Lee] called me and said, 'Joe, Martin Goodman told me to suspend operations because I have all this artwork in-house and have to use it up before I can hire you again. Atlas Comics is the 1950s Comic book Publishing company that would evolve into Marvel Comics. Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber; December 28, 1922) is an American Writer, editor, creator of comic book characters Martin Goodman (born January 18, 1908; died June 6, 1992, Palm Beach Florida) was an American Publisher of ' It turned out to be six months, in my case. He may have called back some of the other artists later, but that's what happened with me".